Dinner and a show for a great cause

By Jessica Dempsey

April 5, 2018 9:05 AM

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The Kitscoty Community Dinner Theatre is once against up multiple laughs.
On April 6, 7, 13 and 14 the annual dinner theatre will be held, and this year they will be performing a play called “How the Other Half Dies.”
One of the many actors, Rick Evans,  described the play as “a comedy, as it’s a parody of a murder mystery.”
This is the 15th year of the dinner theatre, and Evans has been a part of it for nearly 13 years.
“It’s a good community event for our community hall,” he said about why he gets involved. “Plus, I’ve been in it long enough now there is a group of us who have been doing it all along and it’s a fun group.”
There are roughly 17 actors who will fill the hall with laughter over the two weekends, as well as many volunteers to help make the event a success.
“It’s the only way communities work, you need to have volunteers, people,” said Evans.
“All communities need volunteers to keep community groups running. It’s the only way it will work.”
The proceeds from the dinner theatre will go towards the Kitscoty Hall.
“We use (the money) to help with operations throughout the year, and if we have any repairs. Also, non-profit groups in Kitscoty get a reduced rental rate if they have an event where they rent our hall,” explained Evans.
The group started to prepare for the dinner theatre in January with one practice a week, and has continued to ramp up in the last month.
If you have seen past dinner theatres you will see some familiar faces, but there will also be some new ones introduced.
In the past, Evans said the dinner theatres have been extremely successful.
“They have been really well attended, and this year we may be a little off the normal, but we sold a lot and it’s going to be good,” he said.
There is usually 800 to 900 people between the four nights of the dinner theatre.
Tickets are still available and are selling at a cost of $50 each, and can be purchased at Mason Agencies by calling 780-846-2075 or email kitscotycommunityhall@hotmail.com.
“It’s a fun, relaxing evening. It’s an excellent meal, the super is always good, great comments on it. Just come out and have a relaxing, enjoyable and local entertainment evening,” said Evans.

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